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The environment for human rights advocacy in China has deteriorated substantially in the past year 2009

(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, April 26, 2010) –  In its Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2009), released today, Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) findsthatthe environment for human rights advocacy in Chinahas deterioratedsubstantially in the past year. Citing the Chinese government’sclampdown onNGOs, activists, human rights lawyers, online citizen journalists, andwhistle-blowingpetitioners, CHRD argues that Chinese civil society is facing a seriousattack.



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